Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 20]
Lower Cosmetology Training to 1,000 Hours
Action 6010
General Information
Action Summary The Board for Barbers and Cosmetology proposes to lower the training hours for the cosmetology license from 1,500 hours to 1,000 hours. This change is expected to revise the training topics in the cosmetology curriculum to create uniform training among cosmetology schools. The Board will also look at streamlining training requirements in other training programs under the Barbers and Cosmetology Regulations.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7333]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9708 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/12/2022.
9943 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/15/2023.
10261 Final Stage complete. Becomes effective on 09/01/2024.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelley Smith  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.